What The Study Did: Death certificate data were used to compare the rate of opioid-related deaths in the U.S. among cancer survivors with that of the general population from 2006 through 2016. Whether opioid-associated deaths in cancer survivors, who are often prescribed opioids for cancer-related pain, are rising at the same rate as in the general population is unknown.
Authors: Fumiko Chino, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is the corresponding author.
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